Unbelievable! At this point, Sumana is going to stay on the ventilator til Wednesday. Her chest x-ray was better today, but the other numbers 'they' look at were not so good. There has been improvement with the ventilator taking the deeper more regular breaths for her, so they want to continue that today and see if they can get some more improvement. Thankfully, they will put in a feeding tube today and give her some Pediasure. This should make our girl happy. When she's been 'awake' she's let us know that she is hungry and thirsty. I guess the Pediasure should make her feel full and give her some nourishment.
I have just spent almost two hours typing on Sumana's in-room computer and lost everything!! So, if you're interested in a similar, yet different writing . . . check out the caringbridge site and visit 'sumana'. I'm trying to remember everything I wrote there, because I still can't figure out how to copy and paste without a word processing program. UGH!!
here's my 'Ode to the Ronald McDonald House':
We love you RMH, oh yes we do!
You give us beds for sleep and coffee, too!
We know without you, we'd stew!
oh, RM, we love you!
How silly, huh?? Well, at least know that I have written this more out of boredom, than from sleep deprivation. I have gotten lots of good night's rest and naps since we've been here. So far, no one else appears to need the room, so I'm going to take advantage of it as long as I can!
Thanks to everyone for their prayers, visits and calls. I'm holding up pretty well. I find strength each day in the Psalms. I'm praying David's prayers for Sumana and find real comfort in being able to do that. My mind is still pretty scattered, so it's nice to read a prayer and pray it back to God. Please continue to pray for Sumana's respiratory issues. Once we get past this we can really move on to her recovery.